ROSES For Peace
I’m blessed to be the official rose artist for a wonderful organization, International World Peace Rose Garden. I started painting roses in my hometown of Stockton, CA, collaborating with the Huber family who created University Park World Peace Rose Garden. I painted and sold all 60 of my roses, each titled from a list of words that describe “peace.” I donated a portion of sales back to the garden, having raised nearly $10k.
The inspiration for my rose paintings is about reconnecting within, to look inside ourselves, our family, our community, and capturing what that looks like through a rose. Getting back to what matters is going back into ourselves, back to the center. I painted the deep center of the rose as an invitation to enter that divine space again, to remember. If inner creates the outer, then creating peace within ourselves would them blossom to other parts of our life. Each rose has its own personality, its own message. Peace comes in all different shapes and colors, and when all shown together, the roses remind us of the unique beauty and infinite qualities of ourselves and each other.
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